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07:55  11 march  2019
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Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash: British UN Worker Joanna Toole Among 157 Killed

Ethiopian Airlines Plane Crash: British UN Worker Joanna Toole Among 157 Killed A United Nations worker has been named as one of the seven British passengers who were among 157 people killed when an Ethiopian Airlines flight crashed shortly after take-off. Joanna Toole, a 36-year-old from Devon, was said to have been among those killed on the Boeing 737 Max 8 plane destined for Nairobi when it hit the ground six minutes after departing Addis Ababa on Sunday morning. Colleagues at the United Nations fisheries and aquaculture department described her as a “wonderful human being”, while her father said she was a “very soft and loving” woman.

After learning of the crash , the ministry ordered China's embassy in Ethiopia to launch an emergency response and immediately contact the Ethiopian government and Ethiopian Airlines for further information, Mr Lu said. Greek man saved from Ethiopian Airlines crash by being late .

Alvin, who is also a former legislator, said the Transportation Ministry should pay attention to the latest accident in Ethiopia , as the aircraft involved in the accident was the same model as the one that crashed near Jakarta in late Greek man saved from Ethiopian Airlines crash by being late .

Greek man saved from Ethiopia crash by being late © Reuters People walk past a part of the wreckage at the scene of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight ET 302 plane crash, near the town of Bishoftu, southeast of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia March 10, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri

A Greek man said on Sunday he would have been the 150th passenger on the Nairobi-bound Ethiopian Airlines Boeing plane that crashed killing all on board, except he arrived two minutes late for the flight.

"I was mad because nobody helped me to reach the gate on time," Antonis Mavropoulos said in a Facebook post entitled "My lucky day" in which he includes a photo of his ticket.

Mavropoulos, president of the International Solid Waste Association, a non-profit organization, was travelling to Nairobi to attend the annual assembly of the UN Environment Programme, according to Athens News Agency.

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Antonios Mavropoulos is a Greek national who claimed that he missed the Ethiopian Airlines flight that crashed on This fact saved him from further trouble too, as after the tragic news of the crash became known, police authorities Ethiopian Airlines officials say there are no survivors of the crash .

The term " Ethiopia " was first used by Ancient Greek writers in reference to the east-central African kingdom that they believed to be not only According to early Greek writers, Ethiopia was an empire originally situated between Ta-Seti in Lower Kemet and the confluence of the White and Blue Niles.

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He was supposed to board the plane but he reached the departure gate just two minutes after it was closed.

He booked a later flight but was then prevented from boarding by airport staff.

"They led me to the police station of the airport. The officer told me not to protest but to pray to God because I was the only passenger that didn't board the ET 302 flight that was lost," Mavropoulos said in his post in which he admits being in shock.

The airport authorities explained that they wanted to question him because he was the only passenger booked onto the doomed flight who wasn't on board.

Number of Britons killed in Ethiopian plane crash rises to nine

Number of Britons killed in Ethiopian plane crash rises to nine The Ethiopian Airlines Boeing 737 Max 8 crashed on Sunday, killing all 157 people on board. While originally it was thought seven Britons had been on the jet, the department said on Monday this had been increased to “reflect updated information regarding dual nationals”. The Foreign Office said at least two additional dual nationals were travelling on non-UK passports, bringing the total number of British nationals involved to nine. A spokesman added: “We can now sadly confirm at least nine British nationals were on board flight ET302.

Ancient Aethiopia ( Greek : Αἰθιοπία Aithiopia) first appears as a geographical term in classical documents in reference to the upper Nile region, as well as certain areas south of the Sahara desert.

The former name of Ethiopia is Abyssinia, a word of uncertain origin. Some people consider it comes from an Arabic word meaning “mixed” – a reference to However other origin is claimed for the name by many modern writers, some of whom say that the Greeks borrowed the word from the Egyptians

"They said they couldn't let me go before cross-checking my identity, the reason I hadn't boarded the plane etc."

The Nairobi-bound Boeing 737 crashed just minutes after an early-morning takeoff Sunday from Addis Ababa.

People holding passports from more than 30 countries were on board including a number of UN workers.

State-owned Ethiopian Airline had taken delivery of the Boeing 737-800 MAX plane on November 15. It was of the same type as a plane that crashed in October after takeoff from Jakarta, killing all 189 people on board.

Gallery: Ethiopian Airlines flight crashes (Photo Services)

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As the Lion Air crew fought to control their diving Boeing Co. 737 Max 8, they got help from an unexpected source: an off-duty pilot who happened to be riding in the cockpit. That extra pilot, who was seated in the cockpit jumpseat, correctly diagnosed the problem and told the crew how to disable a malfunctioning flight-control system and save the plane, according to two people familiar with Indonesia’s investigation. The next day, under command of a different crew facing what investigators said was an identical malfunction, the jetliner crashed into the Java Sea killing all 189 aboard.

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